Art and Design in Commerce

Art and Design in Commerce

India: Maharashtra, Bombay School, Monumental Vase, c. 1890, Terracotta with polychromeglazed slip, Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Pratap and Chitra Pal.

11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Chiaki Kanda

Explore the exhibition In Search of New Markets: Craft Traditions in Nineteenth-Century India with artist Chiaki Kanda and discover how Indian artisans created new forms of decorative objects to promote their crafts to buyers worldwide. Focusing on a selection of works, learn how traditional skills and materials were adapted for commercial interests. Discuss the design and function of decorative arts objects for the home and their significance as a representation of the self and of one’s culture. Then, using air-drying clay and paints, experiment with shape, composition, color and pattern to design a decorative object that expresses you.


The fee of $35 ($28 for members) includes all materials and admission to the galleries on the day of the class.
Advance registration is required. Please use the register button.
Meets in Entrance Gallery